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Can you use a cell phone as a recording device?

Like in College to tape a lecture?

Maybe it's a dumb question but I am totally technologically ignorant! LOL!


Asked by ILovemyPaulie at 11:53 AM on Aug. 29, 2013 in Technology

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Answers (6)
  • I'm not sure how long an iPhone will record for....

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:06 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • I have a program on my phone called Evernote (had to download, it's free, though), that allows me to record a note (not music note, but a written transcription of a verbally spoken note). I'm not sure if there are any time restrictions on it, I haven't used it more than a time or two to record a quick note, but it might work.

    As far as I can tell, though, my phone didn't come with anything installed that would allow me to record a lecture or something. But not all phones are the same, so yours might. I'd try looking through your apps and see if you have anything that has an image of a microphone or speakers or says something like "voice" or "speech" or something like that.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 12:00 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • My boyfriend's phone will record a very short audio and video, but the quality isn't good.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:10 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • I can but it only last for 3 minutes, so it had better be a short lecture!

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 12:24 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • yes,but some phones have a very sort time of audio recording. Mine has 3 minutes,lol

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:57 AM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • There are a lot of apps that will. I use Tape a talk for lectures

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:42 PM on Aug. 29, 2013